Wednesday 1 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - February 2017

Thank you to all those crafters that entered last months' challenge.
As mentioned anyone that entered that used an image from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store would get a second entry into the draw. 

The winner of 2 digital images from the Etsy Store is:
card No 1 and that card has been created by Hazel.  This is the card that Hazel made:
Congratulations Hazel.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 2 images.  Make sure you take your Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.
Every month there is an "Artist's Choice Award".  The winner of this award will be picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.  To be in with a chance of winning this award you need to use one of Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps from her Etsy Store for your card/creation.  At the end of the month Ching-Chou Kuik will look at all those cards/creations using one of her digital stamps from the Etsy Store and pick one winner that will get the "Artist's Choice Award" and will also get to pick 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Etsy Store.

Ching-Chou Kuik certainly had a lot of beautiful cards/creations to choose from but the winner of the "Artist's Choice Award" for January 2017 is No 6:
and that card is by Lorraine.  Congratulations.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 5 images.  Make sure you take your Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.
Now is the time to reveal the name of the Guest Designer for March 2017.

The lucky winner is No 9 Nicola Gold.  

I will be in touch shortly with details of the challenge and to ask you to pick an image from the Etsy Store to use for your card/creation as a "thank you" for being the Guest Designer.
Today sees the start of another challenge.

For the month of February 2017 the challenge is:

First off it is time to show you the cards/creations for the Guest Designer for this month.  This month be are lucky to have AJ as our Guest Designer and this is the card that AJ has created using the image called "Exotic Ocean Fantasy":
Time to show you now the cards/creations made by the Design Team.


Using the image Gentle Heart

Using the image A Bunch of Love 

Using the image "Always" from Valentine Love Mermaid

Using the image "Key of Love".

Using image "Bunch of Love".

Using the image Key Of Love

Using the image Love Is In The Air

The "rules" of the monthly challenge are very basic and can be found in the blog sidebar or in a page at the top of the blog.

It would be lovely if you could play along with the challenge this month.
You might or might not be aware but they have been some stunning additions to the Etsy Store recently and these include:
This image is called "Turn into the Wind".
This image is called "Be in my Heart".
This image is called "Love is in the air".

This image is called "Awaken".
This image is called "Sweet Companion".
This is a set of 4 Spring mermaid/fairy images (Spring Night, Fantasy Easter Ocean, Spring Nocturne and Spring Twilight).
New to the Etsy Store this month is a set of hand painted watercolour clip art images called "Spring Woodland Fantasy".

There is an amazing array of beautiful digital stamps in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.

Why don't you pop on over and take a look?
There is also a Facebook Group where all new members are very welcome. The Facebook Group can be found HERE.  Here crafters will share their creations made with a Ching-Chou Kuik image.  On the Facebook Group there will also be the details of the monthly Facebook Challenge and details of any sales etc.
Ching-Chou Kuik is now a proud sponsor over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.

Why not pop on over and take a look.
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.
Don't forget if you would like to be a Guest Designer for a forthcoming challenge please remember to add "GDT" after you name in the InLinkz or add a comment in the comment box.

Please remember when linking to this challenge you MUST link to your blog post and not just your actual blog.  

As you have taken the time to create something to enter into the challenge the Design Team members like to leave you comments but this is made more difficult when they have to look through your blog to find the right card/creation to comment on.  

Thank you for your understanding.

Challenge Topic for February 2017 is "LOVE IS ALL AROUND".


coldwaters2 said...

WOW I am thrilled to have been chosen for the Artists Choice award I thank you so very much, I would also like to congratulate the other chosen winners and the DT for producing such beautiful, inspirational projects.
lorraine x

Hazel said...

What a lovely surprise to see that I'm a winner for January's challenge. I'll look in the Etsy store and will email soon - thanks so much xx

Nicola Gold said...

Wow thank you so much for choosing me as GDT ❤

Nélida Cordón said...

My firts entry has a wrong link and I´m not able to delete it

Wendy said...

Beautifully crafted DT samples. Thanks for the "love" challenge for the month of February. Happy Valentine's Day!

JaneyG said...

I only have the scan of my colored image on my blog right now. IDK why, but my cell phone camera isn't working right this evening. It did this morning. I'll take a photo of the actual card tomorrow after my husband's phone charges and post it then.

Mel C said...

Thanks for the fun challenge, great inspiration from everyone!